"and voted for Hillary"
Ah. That would explain the hostility to free markets.
Myself, I I don't believe in using men with guns to suppress the competition.
"Try working with somebody who has written that they believe they're inherently - genetically, evolutionarily - superior to you, and see how that sits."
I've worked with feminists before. As long as we stick to technical topics, everything is copacetic.
"Only criminals need to hide their spending activity."
So you agree that the CIA, NSA, etc. are criminal organizations?
"Detractors worry about a future where humans are enslaved to an evil race of robot overlords."
This is why so many distrust the media -- they consistently misrepresent (that is, lie about) the positions of people who aren't what the media consider mainstream. No, the people warning of AI risk are NOT worried that we will be enslaved to malicious robot overlords. They instead worry that superintelligent AIs will be very, very good at carrying out the objectives we give them -- and we'll be horrified at the solutions they find. It's like asking a genie for a million dollars, so it arranges for your child to die a horrible death in an industrial accident that leads to you receiving a million dollars in the wrongful-death lawsuit.
"Some scientists and academics are embarking on a frenzied mission to archive reams of scientific data on climate change"
Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit will be happy; in the past he's had endless struggles trying to get data from climate scientists.
Am I the only one getting tired of the unbelievable arrogance of companies like Tesla who want to tell you what you can do with your own property?
Or perhaps Tesla's position is that they are only licensing you to use the car. In that case, they need to be honest and call it a rental or a lease; claiming that they're selling you a car is just fraudulent.
...because, no matter how closely I scrutinize the text of the First Amendment, I can't find this "national security" exclusion they're talking about.
Not to mention that their excuse for overriding the First Amendment is ludicrous. I don't believe that they actually believe that publication of 3D printer gun files actually puts the security of the nation at risk; they're just grasping at straws to support a predetermined conclusion.
"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer